MERCEDES: A NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE. Fannie B. Campbell WELSH.
MERCEDES: A NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE
MERCEDES: A NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE
MERCEDES: A NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE

MERCEDES: A NEW ORLEANS HURRICANE

Houston: The Anson Jones Press, 1948. Limited Autograph Edition of 250 copies. Signed presentation from Welsh on the front endpaper: "For Jimmy Calloway, A grand entertainer & and a guy I like. Fannie D. Campbell Walsh." Instead of a limitation number, she has penned "Special." Best known by her first name, Mercedes LeCorgne Paulson was a longtime piano player and singer, with a booming baritone voice, at the famous Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans. In 1937 Mercedes and Sue Wheeler first performed together at the dueling pianos (thought to be the first in the country) at Pat O’Brien’s. Known as a “piano lady,” Mercedes retired in 1968. Jimmy Best known by her first name, Mercedes LeCorgne Paulson was a longtime piano player and singer, with a booming baritone voice, at the famous Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans. In 1937 Mercedes and Sue Wheeler first performed together at the dueling pianos (thought to be the first in the country) at Pat O’Brien’s. Known as a “piano lady,” Mercedes retired in 1968. Jimmy Calloway [sic?] may be Jimmy Callaway [1926-1998], who was a drag queen headliner at the Club My-O-My in New Orleans, a stop for touring drag queen artists. Welsh, a young, Houston-based reporter, underlines “guy” in the presentation. 8vo., pictorial cloth; 228 pages. Item #56882

Very Good (little wear; small, light scratch front cover; tiny chip top of a front page & pp.227-228 missing upper corner, does not touch text). A interesting copy!

Price: $50.00

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